After the Hyderabad School Parents Association recently urged the Telangana government to reduce the SSC syllabus for the state's class 10 students, the government today announced that the students would only have to take six out of the regular eleven exams this year.
The state's education department issued the orders in this regard, and stated that the students would have to write only one paper for each subject instead of the stipulated two.
The decision to prune the number of papers was taken to ease of the students' problems amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the new exam format, paper-I and paper-II for First Language, English, Mathematics, General Science (Physical Science and Biology) and Social Science will reportedly be merged into a single paper instead of two each. However, there will be no change in the format of the second language paper.
As a result of the pandemic-induced nation-wide lockdown, the teaching-learning process faced various unprecedented challenges. This is likely to have left students feeling nervous about their examinations. The move has surely brought some relief to the exam takers, therefore.
The Telangana government has been greatly invested in easing the students in the state back to their regular academic life. On-site classes for grades 9 and upwards were recently recommenced
after the government painstakingly ensured that the state's educational institutions had the infrastructure to implement Covid-19 safety protocols
on their premises.
The government is also, reportedly, likely to make reductions to this year's EAMCET syllabus. Speaking on the matter, Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy yesterday revealed that a decision regarding the same
would be taken within a week.